Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 12: 25 Jun, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 2416

Editorial
Biofortified crops to combat hidden hunger
p. 2417 | Swaminathan, M. S.; Kesavan, P. C.

Correspondence
Issues and strategies for rice residue management to unravel winter smog in North India
p. 2419 | Singh, Rajbir; Mahajan, Gulshan; Kaur, Simerjeet; Chauhan, Bhagirath Singh

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 2420

Establishing/strengthening the state Climate Change Centre at Dehradun, Uttarakhand under NMSHE
p. 2424 | Jayal, Tripti; Tyagi, Neetu

Meeting Report
Gender-sensitization in Indian science: attitudes and action items
p. 2425 | Tole, Shubha; Shashidhara, L. S.

Research News
Controversy continues on the position of elements in the Periodic Table
p. 2428 | Jemmis, Eluvathingal D.

Commentary
Finding Achilles heel of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
p. 2430 | Chandran, Nisha; Sharma, Mukta; Jainarayanan, Ashwin K.; Brahmachari, Samir K.

Opinion
Relevance of modern technologies to Indian agriculture
p. 2432 | Padmanaban, G.

Scientific Correspondence
Do floodplain wetlands enhance the potential of fish ponds? Assessing supporting ecosystem service of Chatla wetland of Barak Valley, Assam, India
p. 2434 | Parven, Sultana; Sarkar, Priyanka; Das, Tapati

Largest freshwater lake ‘Loktak’ in Manipur needs urgent conservation
p. 2436 | Salkar, Komal; Gadgil, Vishwanath; Dubey, Santosh Kumar; Naik, Milind Mohan; Pandey, Radha Raman

Uranium mineralization in metasediments of North Delhi Fold Belt of Buchara area, Jaipur district, Rajasthan, India
p. 2437 | Patel, A. K.; Yalla, H.; Verma, M. B.; Jain, A. K.; Nanda, L. K.

General Articles
Science and mega science: a perspective
p. 2440 | Raniwala, Rashmi; Raniwala, Sudhir
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2440-2444

Bibliometric and visual analysis of planthopper research between 1980 and 2017
p. 2445 | Hu, Chaoxing; Cao, Lingzhen
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2445-2452

Research Articles
Lithium-ion battery supply chain: enabling national electric vehicle and renewables targets
p. 2453 | Sarkar, Epica Mandal; Sarkar, Tanmay; Bharadwaj, Mridula D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2453-2458

A versatile 205 MHz stratosphere–troposphere radar at Cochin – scientific applications
p. 2459 | Mohanakumar, K.; Santosh, K. R.; Mohanan, P.; Vasudevan, K.; Manoj, M. G.; Samson, Titu K.; Kottayil, Ajil; Rakesh, V.; Rebello, Rejoy; Abhilash, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2459-2466

Impact of local factors on decision making – a multi criteria modelling framework in wind energy investment
p. 2467 | Jain, Rahi; Panse, Riddhi; Mishra, Satanand
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2467-2472

Navigational safety and traffic pattern analysis using AIS data on the western coast of India
p. 2473 | Mandal, Saurav; Nagarajan, Vishwanath; Sha, Om Prakash
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2473-2481

Groundwater dynamics in North Bihar plains
p. 2482 | Sinha, Rajiv; Gupta, Surya; Nepal, Santosh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2482-2493

Effects of homegarden size on floristic composition and diversity along an altitudinal gradient in Central Himalaya, India
p. 2494 | ., Vibhuti; Bargali, Kiran; Bargali, S. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2494-2503

Studies of forest fire induced changes in atmosphere over Uttarakhand, India, using space based observations and model simulations
p. 2504 | Haridas, M. K. Madhav; Rao, P. V. N.; Rao, K. Sreenivas; Sudhakar, Prijith
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2504-2512

Research Communication
Quality assurance of rituximab (anti-CD 20) antibodies by potency testing: determining the system suitability criteria and sample acceptance criteria
p. 2513 | Chand, Subhash; Kumar, Birendra; Prathap, Vivek Morris; Singh, Surinder; Mahajan, Richi V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2513-2518

Improved square-Z-shaped DNG meta-atom for C- and X-band application
p. 2518 | Hasan, Md. Mehedi; Faruque, Mohammad Rashed Iqbal; Islam, Mohammad Tariqul
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2518-2524

Analytical estimation of water contents, specific heat capacity and thermal profiles associated with enzymatic model compound β-cyclodextrin
p. 2525 | Gupta, Gaurav R.; Patil, Pankaj D.; Shaikh, Vasim R.; Kolhapurkar, Rahul R.; Dagade, Dilip H.; Patil, Kesharsingh J.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2525-2529

Risk assessment of rail haulage accidents in inclined tunnels with Bayesian network and bow-tie model
p. 2530 | Xu, Qingwei; Xu, Kaili
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2530-2538

Exclusion of putative CATSPER2 and STRC gene deletion and FOXI1 gene mutations in a unique cohort with sensorineural deafness and male infertility from south India
p. 2538 | Jeffrey, Justin Margret; Chandru, Jayasankaran; Pavithra, Amritkumar; Kalaimathi, Murugesan; Indhumathi, Nagarathinam; Ashraf, Pangadan; Srisailapathy, C. R. Srikumari
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2538-2542

Molecular characterization of potassium solubilizing bacteria from crop rhizosphere of the North Eastern Region of India
p. 2543 | Buragohain, Smrita; Nath, Dhruba Jyoti; Devi, Yumnam Bijilaxmi; Bhattacharyya, Badal; Dutta, Samiron
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2543-2548

Biochemical characteristics, fatty acid profiles and antioxidant activities of tea seed oil
p. 2549 | Sarmah, Kritideepan; Das, Priyanka
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2549-2554

Incessant erosion of high tidal mudflats in the northern Gulf of Khambhat
p. 2554 | Bhatti, Hiren; Ramakrishnan, Ratheesh; Sharma, A. K.; Rajawat, A. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2554-2558

Effect of synthetic astaxanthin, Lucantin on colour and physical quality of Indian white prawn, Fenneropenaeus indicus
p. 2558 | Chithambaran, Sambhu; Ayaril, Nasser K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i12/2558-2560

Book Reviews
Doing Science in India: My Second Innings, G. Padmanaban
p. 2561 | Vijayan, M.

The Quotable Darwin, Janet Browne (ed.)
p. 2562 | Joshi, Amitabh

Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2017, Paul A. Insel et al. (eds)
p. 2563 | Chandrasekhar, Srivari

Personal News
E. C. G. Sudarshan (1931–2018)
p. 2565 | Yajnik, Urjit A.

Historical Notes
George Boole’s Laws of Thought and Indian logic
p. 2570 | Kak, Subhash

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